IN BED WITH LARA OURTANE

Thursday, April 30, 2020


Sängkläder i som bäckebölja påminner mig gott om barndomen.
Dem, de fantastiska quiltade överkasten och Cassius
overkligt mjuka sängkläder i muslin, kommer allt från Crisp Sheets,
som jag har ett samarbete med jag är väldigt glad för. Kvalitet och känsla.

Jag har också fått fin kontakt med skaparen Lara Ourtane.
En av de fina grejerna med Instagram, - den nära kommunikation
som ibland uppstår där, med människor man annars inte hade
haft spontant utbyte i form av små meddelanden med.
Oanade beröringspunkter kommer nära.

Jag bad Lara svara på 'the Confessions', som vi lånade av
'the Proust Questionnaire' och gjorde om mer åt oss när vi körde Makers and Muse.
Här är hennes confessions. Tyvärr kunde vi ju inte resa dit och krypa ner i
sängen där, så det får bli ihop med bilder av våra 'crips sheets'..
1. What do you make..?

My label Crisp Sheets started with crisp bedsheets
and over the years it has expanded with a bath collection,
kids bed / bath collection, and I recently designed three rugs all
inspired by famous Art Deco buildings.
And hopefully much more is to come..!


2. What is your current state of mind..?

Happy, tired, in a creative vibe, a little worried
and feeling a bit isolated due to the Covid19 situation.


3. Which living maker do you most admire..?

Studio Andrew Trotter.
4. Describe what the word muse means to you..?

A muse is a person that inspires me in everything I do.


5. Do you have one (muse that is)..?

I can name dozens of people that I find inspiring or that
make me think more outside of the box,
but I don't have a muse.


6. What is your most treasured possession..?

A golden ring forming the word LOVE,
a birthday present from my husband. I wear it every day
and it's my favourite ring.
7. Describe yourself in three words..?

Sincere, straight forward and a doer.


8. How do others usually describe you (in two words)..?

Humble. Honest.


9. What do you like most about your appearance..?

My eyes.
10. What do you find attractive in others..?

Good energy, a vibe.. and eyes that speak.


11. What virtue do you find overrated..?

Hmm.. maybe tact. I don't like it when someone dear to me
spins the truth around to avoid harm.


12. What surprises you..?

My sons. Clichée, but true for me.
13. What is the lowest depth of misery to you..?

Animal, - and child cruelty.


14. What is the highest form of love for you..?

There's no other love like the gigantic, endless love I have for my sons.


15. Which famous muse do you admire..?

So many..! But to name a few; Oprah Winfrey, Tina Turner,
Dolly Parton, Melinda Gates, Jane Goodall.
16. On what occasion do you lie..?

I don't like lying, but there are some exceptions.
For example; when my kids ask me where a toy is
that I recently threw out.


17. What is your idea of perfect happiness..?

My fam and me on a perfect beach, with an amazing pick-nick basket
filled with delicious food and drinks, my kids playing all day
and me and my husband having time to relax.


18. What word do you most overuse..?

Please.
19. What inspires you..?

Travelling.


20. If you could be anyone, who would it be..?

I don't want to trade with anybody.. But to be Beyonce for one day,
doing one of her insane live performances would be cool..!


21. What do you most value in your friends..?

Loyalty and good talks & laughs.


22. If you were a thing, what would it be..?

A light.
23. What is your greatest fear..?

Outliving one of my kids.


24. Where would you most like to live..?

I always said New York, but that has changed since I became a mom.
I really like where I live; near my favourite people and not too busy.


25. What trait do you most deplore in others..?

Dishonesty.


26. What trait do you most deplore in yourself..?

My lack of patience.
27. Which fictional character do you most identify with..?

Alice in Wonderland. I can be a dreamer...


28. What do you spend your money on..?

Nice things for our home.


29. What do you consider your greatest achievement so far..?

I am so happy that I am making a living doing something that I really love,
so my business is my biggest achievement.
30. What quality do you most like in a man..?

Humour..!


31. What quality do you most like in a woman..?

Trustworthiness.


32. What is your favourite swearword..?

Kut..! It's Dutch (sorry..!).


33. What is your motto..?

Just do it..! hahaha


34. If heaven exists, what would your God say when you arrive there..?

Took you long enough..!
(Hopefully.)
Tack, Lara för att Du delade Dina bekännelser med oss.

Ni finner en hel massa härliga toner hos Crisp Sheets,
sådär så att jag efteråt tänkt lite trött på mig själv, att varför
hamnar jag alltid i det jordnära; det beiga och det sandiga,
när det finns körsbärsbloms-lila och sorbet-gult..









alla sängkläder och överkast kommer från crisp sheets.
jag vet mellan raderna att de också kommer att ha
de fina snäckkuddarna från tamar mogendorff alldeles snart,
dem som det syns en i vit sammet (med linnebaksida)
här och som jag får massor av frågor om så fort jag visar.
jag tänker att det blir fint för oss i europa att ha dem
på närmare avstånd än i brooklyn.




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